Pediatric Psychology

Children can develop emotional problems due to a number of reasons, such as school performance, peer relations, and home relations. What many think could be a “stage” could turn into counterproductive, disruptive, or even dangerous behavior. Our extensive team of Pediatric Psychologists provide diagnostic interviews with parents and children, psychological evaluations, and informing conferences.

Frequent Diagnoses:

  • Developmental Delays (e.g., Speech/Language, Motor, Adaptive Skills)
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Academic Skill Disorders
  • Emotional & Behavioral Disorders

New Patients

New patient appointments for Pediatric Psychology are made by internal physician referral only.

Physicians may call 864-454-5115 to coordinate a referral.

The children seen typically have a complex presentation of medical, developmental, and emotional/behavioral components that require intensive assessment. Many children have limited or no verbal communication. Other children present with behavioral or other (e.g., physical) challenges that have interfered with previous efforts to evaluate the child. Often, the children have been evaluated by other professionals but referred to us, needing further clarification/assistance in diagnosis. For many children, previous interventions have not been effective or it is suspected that additional factors are impacting the child’s presentation.

The assessment methods used by psychologists in developmental-behavioral pediatrics may include:

  • Structured and unstructured diagnostic interviews
  • Structured and unstructured observation, particularly with children who are young or nonverbal (e.g., play, functional analysis)
  • Autism specific measures
  • Emotional and behavioral measures (completed by parents, children, and teachers)
  • Developmental/intellectual measures
  • Adaptive measures
  • Academic measures

The Division of Pediatric Psychology does not provide inpatient, outpatient, or residential mental health therapy services. If you are seeking such services, please click here.